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Being a rescuer a dog-gone good idea

Being a rescuer a dog-gone good idea

Do you know anyone who would want to volunteer for a dog rescue program? Well, my mom did. She, the police, and the G.R.R.O.W.L.S dog rescue members saved a dog that I will never forget.

Students stitch up class service effort

Have you ever thought that a class of eighth graders could knit?

Enjoy treats without slavery

Enjoy treats without slavery

When most people think about chocolate and coffee, they think of a luxurious, magical, name brand taste. What those people don't know is that children and adults alike are mistreated, abused, and not getting paid for picking cocoa beans.

Firefighters' schedules always busy

Firefighters' schedules always busy

In August 2011, Hurricane Irene devastated the Capital Region as well as many other communities. The hurricane felled trees and power lines and caused heavy flooding.

Disaster brought ruin and hope

On Aug. 28, my town of Schoharie, along with several other villages, was flooded by Hurricane Irene. I live in Schoharie in one of the many houses that was washed out.

You are what - and how much - you eat

You are what - and how much - you eat

How many times a day does a teenage girl hear the words “I need to lose weight!” or “I’m too fat; I wish I was skinnier!” Most high school can say they hear that more times than they can count.

Book list is an aid to students

Book list is an aid to students

How would you like to go from an underachiever to a college graduate? Well, a good idea to help you on the way is to read the books that the Freedom Writers read.

Water, water, everywhere, but where is the best?

Water, water, everywhere, but where is the best?

You’re in class and you raise your hand and ask to go get a drink from the water fountain. They say yes, and you’re on your way, but outside in the hallway you pause. Where are you going to get a drink where it actually tastes good?

Jamie Ford shares wise words

Jamie Ford shares wise words

The New York Times Best Seller List has been released since 1942, about 90 years after the first issue of The New York Times.

School, technology help student achieve

You may notice him gliding through the halls in his wheelchair. A graduate now back at Averill Park High School, Christopher Conway is enrolled in a program that helps him develop job skills for his future.

Our stunning student photos

Our stunning student photos

Check out this year's award winners.

Choosing a college brings plenty of extra anxiety

Choosing a college brings plenty of extra anxiety

As a junior in high school, there is a lot of pressure because it’s time to start focusing on school work and looking for the perfect college or career. A lot of this pressure can come from parents, teachers and yourself. These people all expect you to go far and do wonderful things, but there is always a looming feeling that you can never live up to what they expect you to do.

Civil Air Patrol offers unique opportunities

Have you ever dreamed of being a superhero and being called upon to save the world? That is basically what Civil Air Patrol cadets do, except on a much smaller scale. One of the three main components of the Civil Air Patrol, or CAP, is Emergency Services. To become Emergency Services qualified, a cadet must go through rigorous training and testing

Concussions, brain disorder studied

He was a football player since college. He later made it to the NFL, and was the proud owner of two Super Bowl rings. After the rush of the game, however, he would often come home with constant headaches and suffered multiple concussions. After his NFL career, he began to suffer from dementia, depression, memory problems and searing pains on the left side of his head. After sending a text message and leaving a note asking that his brain be studied, David Duerson committed suicide on Feb. 17.

An animal lover turns dream into reality

An animal lover turns dream into reality

I have always been one of those girls who can’t sit down and watch the world go by. I love helping animals and I want to make a difference in the world. One autumn night I couldn’t fall asleep because I had an idea. An idea that was so unbelievable I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

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